7 Ways Smart Devices Can Help Seniors at Home

Smart devices can be a huge help to independent seniors living at home.
As aging parents or other senior loved ones get on in years, it’s only natural for those who care about them to worry at least a little. Even if your loved one is still reasonably healthy and independent, you still may have nagging doubts about whether they’ll remember their medications at...
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How Seniors Can Run Errands Without a License

Running errands without a license can be challenging. Here's how seniors and their loved ones can get by.
All of us value our independence, but as we get older independent living can become more and more challenging. Many seniors cope with declining physical or cognitive health that makes it harder to do the things they used to do on their own. When health or vision issues make it necessary...
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5 Easy Meals to Make for Independent Seniors

5 Easy Meals to Make for Independent Seniors
We all know how important good nutrition is for our overall health. Without it, we have less energy, and our bodies won’t be able to fight off illness or recover from sickness as effectively. Unfortunately, though, many seniors have a hard time getting the nutrition they need. Many times, seniors who...
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Independent Seniors – Should You Get an In-Home Cleaning Service?

Should you hire an independent cleaning service?
Keeping a home clean and presentable can be challenging, even for seniors who are capable of living independently. Tasks that they used to do without a second thought may now leave them physically drained. Or they may find that limitations in mobility make it impossible to do what they used to. No...
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Caregiver Tips to Make the Home Safe for Aging Parents

Caregiver Tips to Make the Home Safe for Aging Parents
Lower the Risk of Injuries and Accidents at Home Few things have as much potential to suddenly and drastically alter a senior’s mobility, independence, and quality of life as an injury resulting from a fall or other accident around the home. Every year one in four seniors falls, and many experience injuries that could...
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The Importance of Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning benefits both you and your loved ones. Here's what you need to know.
Declining health and end of life decisions are topics that most of us would probably rather not think about. As difficult as it can be, though, planning in advance is the best way to ensure that your wishes are met no matter what. Advance planning also provides your loved ones with the assurance...
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Holiday Crafts and Activities for Aging Family Members

Enjoy the festivities with these 7 holiday crafts and activities with aging family members.
The holidays are a time when many families enjoy special activities and just being together. Aging family members can enjoy these things just as much as the younger ones, even if they have physical or cognitive limitations. Holiday activities don’t have to be exciting or over the top in order to...
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Understanding Medicare Plans, Enrollment, and Eligibility

Unraveling the mysteries of Medicare plans, enrollment, and eligibility.
If you’re like most people, the process of choosing a health insurance plan can be more than a little overwhelming! Reviewing plan after plan and trying to figure out which one best suits your needs is enough to make anyone’s head spin! How much insurance do you really need? Will paying...
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The Effects of Loneliness and Isolation on Senior Health and How to Cope

Throughout our lives, our social connections play a role in keeping us happy and healthy. We need people who we care about and who care about us to share our joys and to sympathize with our pain. However, as we age it can be more difficult to stay socially connected. Children grow...
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